Draw an Analog Stopwatch with Illustrator

Draw an Analog Stopwatch with Illustrator

This tutorial is on how to create an analog stopwatch in Adobe Illustrator. The stopwatch is housed in a plated metal case with a glass cover, and that means we have to use metal gradients and simulate window reflection on glass. Let’s get down to business!

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Draw a Vector Traffic Cone with Adobe Illustrator

Draw a Vector Traffic Cone with Adobe Illustrator

In this Illustrator tutorial, we will be creating a traffic cone. The creation process is quite simple: We just need to combine a few shapes, use the Pathfinder Panel and Illustrator’s shape tools smartly, and then apply nice gradients. What we will end up with is flexible and changeable artwork that can be used in a variety of ways, such as in web icons, business cards, or even big billboards and service signage.

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How to Create a Stack of Vector Poker Chips in Illustrator

How to Create a Stack of Vector Poker Chips in Illustrator

In this vector illustration tutorial, you’ll be learning how to draw a colorful stack of poker chips in Adobe Illustrator CS4 using intermediate-level techniques. Follow along the tutorial to learn how to utilize basic shapes to draw a stack of poker chips from scratch in vector format.

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How to Draw a Realistic iPhone 4 with Photoshop

How to Draw a Realistic iPhone 4 with Photoshop

In this tutorial, we will draw a realistic-looking iPhone 4 using Photoshop. We will use various techniques that involve the Pen Tool, Photoshop shape tools, and layer styles to create this ubiquitous Apple mobile device. We will be intent on getting the details right to ensure that our end product looks as real as possible.

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How to Make a Vintage-Inspired Movie Poster in Photoshop

How to Make a Vintage-Inspired Movie Poster in Photoshop

Some common posters I keep seeing on Flickr are reinventions of movie posters, like the ones by Ibraheem Youssef, based on movies such as Scarface and The Big Lebowski. Most of the posters are very iconic in style, with some nice textures to simulate a vintage or minimalist look. Creating artwork inspired by movies is a good practice for creative thinking, and this is what we’ll try to do in this Photoshop tutorial, with the movie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

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Make Artistic and Elegant Vector Artwork with Illustrator

Make Artistic and Elegant Vector Artwork with Illustrator

In this tutorial, I will share the techniques that I use for creating artistic vector artwork with Illustrator. We will go over a few different ways that we can compose vector drawings together using reference images, how to use layer transparencies, and how to give our vector artwork a color-washed look with the use of Live Paint and color gradients. We will then finish off our work in Photoshop.

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Create a “Circular Fragments” Vector Shape in Illustrator

Create a “Circular Fragments” Vector Shape in Illustrator

This is an Illustrator tutorial that covers the process of drawing some unique circular fragments similar to the one found in my previous tutorial, Create a Scene with Retrofuturistic-Inspired Light Effects. We will be working exclusively in Illustrator and we’ll construct everything from scratch! This tutorial aims to show you basic drawing techniques as well as highlight Illustrator’s ability to produce fascinating objects that you can use (and reuse) flexibly in your design projects.

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Draw a Spilled Paint Bucket in Illustrator

Draw a Spilled Paint Bucket in Illustrator

This vector illustration tutorial will explain how to make a glossy and stylized paint bucket with spilled paint in front of it, using Illustrator. We will take advantage of many excellent features in Illustrator, such as the 3D Extrude & Bevel command, Blend command, drawing shapes with the Pen Tool and Pencil Tool, using Pathfinder commands to combine and create shapes, and more. The resulting product is a scalable vector drawing.

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Type Illustration Project: Experimental Digital Workflow

Type Illustration Project: Experimental Digital Workflow

In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial, I will walk you through my process of creating an illustrated type artwork. The focus of this tutorial is to demonstrate how it is possible to draft, develop, and refine a whole piece all within a design program like Adobe Illustrator from start to finish. I will show you that working with the tools available in Illustrator allow you to work in an organic way that enables you to realize and problem-solve an entire design. No more pencil on paper or sketching!

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Creating Complex Style Illustrations: A Process

Creating Complex Style Illustrations: A Process

Learn the process of making a tribal-style illustration using only some fundamental techniques in Adobe Illustrator. This is more of a process overview than a play-by-play tutorial and thus, some basic skills in the program are needed in order to follow along. The main goal here is to show a workflow process, and from there, it’s up to you to add your own style and aesthetical preferences to your piece. I encourage you to let loose and experiment while doing this project!

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How to Draw a Realistic Mobile Phone with Photoshop

How to Draw a Realistic Mobile Phone with Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, we will draw a realistic mobile device. Our aim is to make our work appear so realistic that it looks just like a regular product shot. We will cover basic concepts for drawing a true to life object, making a basic pattern for the speakers of our mobile device, leveraging plenty of layer styles to keep our techniques flexible and non-destructive, and more. The key technique we will stress upon is paying attention to the small details, which greatly affects realism.

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Design a Hand Drawn Illustrated Desktop Wallpaper

Design a Hand Drawn Illustrated Desktop Wallpaper

In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to combine drawing skills, typography and the use of Photoshop to create a desktop wallpaper. We’ll cover how to set up your document for screen, how you get your pencil drawings into Photoshop, how to add some colour into the pencil drawing, and finishing it off to create the illustration.

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